Craig Northey

Craig Northey

Craig Northey performing at the CBC Toque Sessions
Background information
Born (1962-02-09) February 9, 1962
Origin Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Alternative rock, post-punk, power pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, film and television composer
Instruments Guitar, vocals

Craig Northey (born February 9, 1962) is a Canadian musician and film and TV composer. He's one of the founding members of the band Odds. Odds released four albums between 1991 and 1996. They were best known for the radio singles "It Falls Apart", "Eat my Brain", "Heterosexual Man" and "Someone Who’s Cool".

In 1996, Northey composed his first score for a feature film – "The Kids in the Hall" in Brain Candy.[1]

After the breakup of Odds in 1999, Northey embarked on several other ventures, including working with Colin James, Rosanne Cash, Glen Phillips, Bruce McCulloch and many others. He released a solo CD entitled "Giddy Up". In 2003 he collaborated on a CD with the "Gin Blossoms" Jesse Valenzuela, as "Northey Valenzuela", and in 2004 Stripper's Union Local 518 with Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip. With Valenzuela he co-wrote the theme "Not a Lot Goin' On" for the hit TV comedy series Corner Gas.[1] The song was later included on the Northey Valenzuela album.

When the Odds reunited in early 2007 they included the end credit theme from Corner Gas "My Happy Place"[1] on their album Cheerleader.

Currently Northey, along with Murray Atkinson, Doug Elliott and Pat Steward comprise the reunited Odds. Concurrently he has composed all the episodes for the Kids in the Hall's CBC/IFC series Death Comes to Town[1] and CTV's Hiccups.[1]

Northey continues to collaborate with other artsists. He co-wrote songs on ex-Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page’s first solo album Page One and toured with Page in 2012. His collaboration with Rob Baker in Strippers Union yielded another album The Deuce in 2012.

On February 21, Odds released an EP called "the Most Beautiful Place on Earth".[2]

2017, Touring Canada as part of The Trans-Canada Highwaymen with Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness) and Chris Murphy (Sloan).[3]

Associated acts


With Odds




Film and television composer

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Craig Northey". Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  2. "Odds — official web site". Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  3. "Stories Behind A New Canadian Supergroup | FYIMusicNews". Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 "Dog of Thunder Music » Music". 2005-06-14. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Discography". Craig Northey. 2005-06-14. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  6. 1 2 3 4 "Craig Northey | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  7. "Colin James - Little Big Band 3 and more! - Blues and Jazz". Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 "Dog of Thunder Music » Film & TV". Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  9. "Odds will be "House Band" on Brent Butt Comedy Special — odds". 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2014-06-06.

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